End of Support Coming for Windows 7

January 9, 2020 Perry Cohen

According to Microsoft, support for Windows 7 will end on Jan. 14. The end of support will be in effect for Windows Home, Pro, Enterprise, and other Windows applications. End of support does not imply that Windows 7 will be cleared from a computer. Although, you run the risk of malware attacks and viruses if unsupported programs continue to be used.

After the announced date, Microsoft will not provide any updates, support, or security for Windows 7. It is expected that attacks and viruses to Windows 7 will increase due to the lack of customer support and protection.

If you are still running Windows 7, it is recommended you update to the latest version, Windows 10. You can also integrate into other operating systems. If you are an advocate of Windows programs, you can choose between Windows 10 Pro, Home, Enterprise, Education, or Mobile.

For more information, visit https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/microsoft-365/windows/end-of-windows-7-support

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Perry Cohen

Perry Cohen, associate editor for Embedded Computing Design, is responsible for web content editing and creation in addition to podcast production. He also assists with the publication’s social media efforts which include strategic posting, follower engagement, and social media analysis. Before joining the ECD editorial team, Perry has been published on both local and national news platforms including KTAR.com (Phoenix), ArizonaSports.com (Phoenix), AZFamily.com, Cronkite News, and MLB/MiLB among others. Perry received a BA in Journalism from the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communications at Arizona State university. He can be reached by email at <a href="mailto:perry.cohen@opensysmedia.com">perry.cohen@opensysmedia.com</a>. Follow Perry’s work and ECD content on his twitter account @pcohen21.

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